Towards friction control using laser-induced periodic surface structures

J. Eichstädt, Gerardus Richardus, Bernardus, Engelina Römer, Bert Huis in 't Veld

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This paper aims at contributing to the study of laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) and the description of their tribological properties in order to facilitate the knowledge for contact mechanical applications. To obtain laser parameters for LIPSS formation, we propose to execute two D2-Experiments. For the transfer of results from static experiments to areas of LIPSS we propose the discrete accumulation of fluences. Areas covered by homogeneously distributed LIPSS were machined. Friction force of these areas was measured using a tribometer in a ball on flat configuration. The friction force was found to be higher on the structured area than on the initial surface.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-15
JournalPhysics procedia
Issue numberPart B
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2011
EventSixth International WLT Conference on Lasers in Manufacturing 2011 - München, Germany
Duration: 23 May 201126 May 2011
Conference number: 6


  • Laser Surface Texturing
  • Wafer chucks
  • Laser Induced Periodic Surface Structures
  • METIS-277158
  • IR-79809
  • Nanostructures
  • Friction
  • Tribology
  • High precision contactmechanics

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